Dallas Ethnic Media Roundtable: Citizenship – A life changing experience

August 19, 2014

#Dallas Ethnic Media Roundtable Addresses #Citizenship Process @nacnow @ImmPolitic #NewAmericaMedia @NALEO pic.twitter.com/gv5UcM9Wp8 — Claudia Ortega-Hogue (@chogueTX) July 29, 2014 For many aspiring Americans, citizenship means the world to them. At our recent Dallas Roundtable, two recently naturalized citizens came together to share how citizenship changed their lives in many inspirational ways… For Hortencia Ortega, citizenship […]

KALW Interview: Melissa Rodgers on the impact of the New Americans Campaign

August 5, 2014

In an exclusive interview with KALW, our very own Melissa Rodgers, Project Director for the New Americans Campaign, sat down with Hana Baba for a conversation on citizenship. Melissa highlights the importance of green-card holders on becoming new Americans, and explains how our nation-wide initiative is driving the conversation of citizenship across the country. “RODGERS: […]

New York Roundtable – Local Media Join Citizenship Movement

July 18, 2014

A few weeks ago, New America Media, the New Americans Campaign and a dozen local partner organizations hosted an ethnic media roundtable in New York to discuss the importance of citizenship for NYC green-card holders. @ImmAdvocates and @NALEO represented at #NYMediaRoundtable #citizenship @nacnow #newamericans pic.twitter.com/gChPgwrjgA — CitizenshipWorks (@citzworks) June 30, 2014   Immigration advocates and […]

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Will Expand Integration Opportunities

July 14, 2014

On July 9, the House overwhelmingly passed an important bill that is meant to improve federal workforce development programs. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) had been previously passed by the Senate after differences had been worked out between House and Senate versions. The president has said he will sign it. WIOA replaces the […]

4th of July – Celebrating our New Americans

July 3, 2014

On this 4th of July, we’re celebrating the hundreds of thousands of green-card holders we’ve helped become citizens. All year, we’ve been working hard across 18 cities nationwide.   Check out some of the stories of the new Americans we’ve helped and then share with your friends.     

Leon Rodriguez will be the Next USCIS Director

June 30, 2014

On June 24th, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Leon Rodriguez to be Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Mr. Rodriquez replaces Alejandro Mayorkas, who has been promoted to Deputy Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Rodriguez had been Director of the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of […]

U.S. Conference of Mayors Urges Citizenship

June 27, 2014

Mayors pass a resolution urging permanent residents to take the next step SAN FRANCISCO — Half a dozen U.S. cities are taking the next step in helping their legal permanent residents take the next step towards citizenship. On Tuesday, the U.S. Conference of Mayors passed a resolution at its 82nd Annual Meeting in Dallas urging […]

“I’m becoming a citizen because…”

June 18, 2014

There are many reasons for people to become American citizens. During our citizenship workshop in New York, we asked individuals from different countries of origins to share with us why they want to become the citizens of this great nation. Listen to what they have to say… (Be sure to come back and visit this […]

The City of Nashville Teams up with USCIS to Promote Citizenship

June 17, 2014

On June 11, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a partnership with the City of Nashville to promote citizenship. Part of the agreement includes the establishment of “New Americans Corners” in five Nashville public libraries and four community centers in the city. In these “New Americans Corners, immigrants will find the citizenship application, citizenship and […]

Our Impact

  • The Campaign has increased 1.5-fold the number of naturalization applications completed in NAC sites from year one to year two, through nearly 1,400 naturalization workshops and clinics.
  • Over 100,000 citizenship applications completed since July 2011.

    Saved aspiring citizens and their families nearly $85 million in legal and application fees.
  • Almost 1,400 naturalization events hosted, including info sessions, trainings and group application workshops.
  • Adopted scalable technology. MP3 players, Google Voice, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services are being used to enhance naturalization service delivery.
  • Expanded the Bethlehem Project (an effort to provide naturalization assistance within corporations) which has partnered with 26 businesses across the nation, ranging from hotels in Miami to American Apparel in Los Angeles.
  • Deployed CitizenshipWorks, an online tool, across the NAC in multiple settings and languages. This quarter the NAC also began to integrate the new CitizenshipWorks mobile phone app into services.
  • Were instrumental in inspiring the US Citizenship and Immigration Service to support the Citizenship Corners initiative.
  • Created innovative partnerships with public libraries, school districts, universities, social service agencies, and employers, all of which yield not only greater numbers of applicants but also greater awareness of the naturalization process.
  • Deployed a large-scale volunteer recruitment program through an e-learning course.

    Reached diverse communities. Local partners consistently outreach and provide culturally competent and language-appropriate services.
Learn more from our
Impact Report.

Who We’re Helping

People come to America from all over the world with dreams of achieving a better life for themselves and their families and calling this great nation home. Eight million people who live, work, and pay taxes in this country are eligible for citizenship, yet only about eight percent of them naturalize each year. Find out more about these individuals and the barriers they face.Read More